mromelettehead: plastic things melt and all the fibers go into wat u eat i had to go into hospital because of cooking something in chocolate
iwantmyjulia: I tried melting white chocolate chips but they started drying when i microwaved them :$
Brycenth Del Rio: can i add food coloring to the white chocolate?
Marjorie Vangenewitt: wow, sorry to read that.
Thanks for watching.
Depp4ever94: The first time I made cake pops, the candy melts that I bought burned in the microwave (didn't stir enough/put it in too long) and made a hole in my plastic bowl. Thanks so much for putting this up. I needed it lol
Cyn W.: I used a plastic container and the plastic melted because I did not stir it. This video was a lot of help so thank you :)
simscrazyfangirl: Thank you so much, last time I melted chocolate well my mom was really angry it started to smoke and I thought I was doing it right :O
Celicea Jackson: Cool vid
Marjorie Vangenewitt: It would be best not to do that because it you do not know how to temper chocolate regular chcoclate would not work.
Nadia Abu Ata: can i just melt cooking chocolate or use normal chocolate ? we don't have wafers in y country
HeliconiaTalks: @elaine it depends on where you live. In canada we can easily get it at Real Canadian Superstore.
Elaine Nguyen: Where do u buy them
Hollye Bear: I made these today, I melted a couple because i'm making chocolate decorations for my girlscout cake pops. it was really oily and didn't stay warm in my piping bag. When mine was melted it did not look like yours. I had wilton white candy melts. Please help.
mgmailify: I'm looking for maybe like sugar cookies for christmas and like cool candies I can make with candy melting wafers
mgmailify: Can you make a video for me? I need to know how to make a like Cool Christmas treats for christmas stockings. Can you help?
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Thank you so much. I am so happy the you enjoy the videos. Making the videos is a lot of fun.
The comments that people write are very interesting. Is there something that we can make for you and put it up as a video?
mgmailify: I love your show~!! I'm your biggest fan! Please reply to this message!
amyreid505: Or you could put the glass bowl on top of a pan of boiling water that way the chocolate has a smooth texture and less chance of burning
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Increments of 20 seconds I do not think that would burn the chocolate. It is possible that you got water in the chocolate. That would clump it up.
Also, how old is the chocolate. If it sat on the shelf through a summer of humidity that might do it to.
Hope that helped.
Yvonne Zeng: I'm tryig to melt white choco melts, and I put them in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir, but after a few times, the chocolate clumps up and doesn't melt. Is that because the chocolate burned? Please reply!!
Crafty Ashley: I have trouble taking out the chocolate out of my cup and bowl that's why I have to throw them away :(
Marjorie Vangenewitt: These are candy melts.
I it were white chocolate it would need to be tempered.
Zahra: Is that white chocolate or candy melts?
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Sometimes in the summer the weather is not good for melting chocolate.. The chocolate may have absorbed some moisture which causes it to not be smooth and also to be too thick and there is nothing really that you can do to help it. It least nothing that I know.
When adding the oil to melted chocolate it is best to add just a little at a time.
About 1/2 tsp per cup and then slowly add more if needed. By doing it that way you won't add too much.
Suzy P: I tried the shorting, still didn't run smooth if anything I think it might of made it thicker:( it did stay on my apples but as the chocolate slide down it wasn't smooth. I have put oil in the candy melts, but i'm never sure of how much. I'm always scared to put to much and mess up the chocolate.
Marjorie Vangenewitt: I have never done that, si may work follow their recipe and you should have no problem. I do use oil when I dip frozen things, like ice cream balls or frozen bananas.
Let me know what happens.
Suzy P: I use Wilton candy melts, but I often have trouble getting the chocolate to run off smooth on my apples. The instructions say to add vegestable shorting. Does that work?
Marjorie Vangenewitt: I am going to be putting a recipe for cake pops up very soon. They sound like a lot of fun. Glad I could help.
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Buy the freshest candy that you can and when you melt it do it very, very slowly in the microwave. No more than 30 sec at a time, stirring each time till melted. Feel the chocolate it should never get more than slightly warm to the touch. Be careful if you use glass because glass absorbs the heat and makes the chocolate hotter.
FUNKYMACGIRL: i always burn Wilton candy melts or they come out thick, its annoying, Bakers chocolate never does this but id like to use the colored Wilton candy melts..HELp!!
bennybianco7: Well, i am very glad i found this and found you because i have been searching all over the enternet for edible chocolate cups or anything edible cups and im glad i found this.. this will help me out for my church function sunday..... thank you very much you have been helpfull
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Don't be scared.
My micro just has a dial for minutes. I am not able to set a power.
Chocolate needs to be melted slowly as it would melt over a double boiler.
Therefore start slow .
In my micro I put it on 1 min then dump the chocolate into another bowl (instead of stirring, .because the chocolate hasn't even started to melt. It has only warmed up at this point.) Then micro for another minute then I stir it. Then for 1/2 or 3/4 minute, stirring each time. until melted.
yukipham18: Does the microwave have to be on medium power or something? I'm getting ready to melt some Nestlé white morsels and scared to death
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Merkins, or Wilton
Although there are many other brands of wafers that melt just as well and are also delicious.
They can be purchased in several different places. Usually in a candy supply store or a craft type store in the cake decorating section.
Thanks for the question.
Ajundi1: whats the name of the wafers
Marjorie Vangenewitt: I am not very familiar with what you are referring to, but I would almost bet on the fact that this method would work. This is a very gentle way to work with the chocolate and therefore would probably work well for this also.
Does anyone out have more info on this?
Sorry I couldn't help you more.
physcovideos: I always use Chipits (peanut free chocolate chips) when making deserts. Will I be able to use these, or are there other brands of peanut free chocolate wafers?
Marjorie Vangenewitt: My condolences to you microwave.
You may melt the chocolate on the stove.
1. Put a bowl that fits well over a pot of hot (not boiling) water.
2. Place the chocolate in the bowl above the water. Do not cover the chocolate.
3. Stir the chocolate slowly using a rubber spatula Melt the chocolate slowly.
be very careful not to get water in the chocolate.
Eric Kilpatrick: Hello, margie, i was wondering, could u also melt it on the stove?? because my microwave was completely died out. thanks. please come back asap -Angelica-
Marjorie Vangenewitt: If the chocolate is not sealed really well that can happen. It dries out and does not melt well. Or the other thing is maybe you somehow got water into the chocolate during the melting process.
Pick up some Wilton Chocolate at Michaels Craft Store or Walmart. I say Willton because their bags are sealed and stays fresher and it will work well and no I do not work for or own stock in Wilton, ha.
Sorry that happened to you,
Marjorie Vangenewitt: Thank you very much...I try